Lawrence P. Grasso RotterdamLawrence P. Grasso, 62, of Rotterdam, passed away suddenly Saturday, September 21, 2013, doing one of the things he loved. Larry was born on January 22, 1951, to Nicholas J. Grasso and Anna v. Battaglia Grasso. He is survived by his wife of nearly 25 years, Deborah Kelleher Grasso. He was predeceased by his brother, John N. (Melody) Grasso; is survived by his brother, Paul C. (Jeannette Legere) Grasso; and was a second father to his nephews, Nicholas J. Grasso II and Patrick L. Grasso. He also leaves behind his mother-in-law, Mary Therese Kelleher; brother-in-law, Paul J. (Lori) Kelleher; nieces, Jamie (Bruce) Kruppenbacher, Meaghan (Christopher) Weber; nephew, Kevin P. Kelleher; two great-nephews; and two great-nieces, who sadly he will miss watching grow up. Larry was a graduate of Bishop Gibbons High School and owned and operated his own business brokerage firm, L.P. Grasso & Co. He was involved in many organizations, most notably Commissioner of Meatball Hockey and founder of the Idiotarod triathalon. Larry loved being outside and doing all things physical. He was first and foremost a sailor and found his greatest peace on the water. He often said You are just as likely to find God here than in Church on Sunday! He loved skiing and could be found every weekend, beginning the weekend after Thanksgiving until the snow melted, on the slopes where he taught his nephews to ski at an early age. He was an avid bicyclist and was on his bike enjoying a great ride on the day he left us. Larry was a leader in every sense of the word. He was there for everyone with a helping hand or a word of wisdom. Larry was blessed with many, many friends, touching the lives of all who knew him and he loved each and every one of you. But his love for his wife and family, his generous kind heart and his ability to make us all feel special are just a few things we will miss the most. He was the ship that steered so many lives. Buddies for Life... and now forever. Funeral services will be Wednesday, 8:15 a.m. at the Bond Funeral Home, Broadway and Guilderland Avenue, Schenectady, followed by a Mass at 9 a.m. at St. Paul the Apostle Church, 2733 Albany Street, Schenectady. Calling Hours will be Tuesday evening 4 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Interment will be in St. Joseph's Cemetery. Donations to
or MS Society in care of Team Southern. 4 Wyman Lane, Hopkinton, MA 01748. To leave online condolences visit www.bondfuneral home.com.
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Published in The Daily Gazette Co. from Sept. 23 to Sept. 24, 2013